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Adjective crank has 1 sense
  1. crank, cranky, tender, tippy - (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    Antonym: stable (indirect, via unstable)
Noun crank has 4 senses
  1. grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch - a bad-tempered person
    --1 is a kind of unpleasant person, disagreeable person
    --1 has particulars:
     crab, crabby person; fire-eater, hothead; misanthrope, misanthropist
  2. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, nutcase, fruitcake, screwball - a whimsically eccentric person
    --2 is a kind of eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek
  3. methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash - amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
    --3 is a kind of amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed; controlled substance
  4. crank, starter - a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
    --4 is a kind of hand tool
    --4 has particulars: crank handle, starting handle
    Derived forms: verb crank5, verb crank3
Verb crank has 5 senses
  1. zigzag, crank - travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. crank, crank up - start by cranking; "crank up the engine"
    --2 is one way to start, start up
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't crank
  3. crank, crank up - rotate with a crank
    --3 is one way to rotate, circumvolve
    Derived form: noun crank4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. crank - fasten with a crank
    --4 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. crank - bend into the shape of a crank
    --5 is one way to
    flex, bend, deform, twist, turn
    Derived form: noun crank4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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